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Everyone has their own unique vision for how their home should be designed, and we’ve worked with a long list of clients with lots of different styles. What we’ve found is there are some key features of home building that stay constant for buyers. Here’s our list of the top 9 considerations when planning, designing and building your custom home:

  1. Outdoor living space :

Relaxing, entertaining and eating outdoors is one of the best ways to enjoy life, especially in the beautiful Perth summer months. A designated outdoor dining area fit with an outdoor kitchen and barbeque overlooking the pool is a luxurious touch to any custom home.  

  1. A green home:

With energy bills skyrocketing it’s important to consider how you can reduce your carbon footprint and energy costs. Designing a home to include solar energy fittings and make use of passive heating and cooling with ceiling and wall insulation can significantly reduce energy use and costs in the long run.

  1. Open plan living:

An open-plan floor space means there are minimal inside walls, giving a more spacious look and feel even in smaller homes. Paired with higher ceilings, open-plan living allows more light and air into the home.

  1. The right decor:

While the latest home design trends have heavily incorporated neutral colours, brighter colours are now making a comeback. Make use of colourful appliances and furnishings like counter tops and lounges to give your home more character. Pair with natural materials like stone and timber for a timeless look.

  1. Size is important:

Though it may be tempting to build for as much space as you can afford, consider what you need to suit your lifestyle and how a well-designed custom built home can make the best use of the space you have. Innovative design can make moderate spaces seem larger while maintaining functionality.

  1. Kitchens:

Modern kitchens have the latest in appliances, lighting, seating and cupboard design. Drawers for storage are a must as well as a decent and functional pantry. It should be a pleasure to prepare food in your kitchen, not a chore!

  1. A larger bathroom:

The current trend for bathrooms is to go big! People spend a lot of time in their bathrooms so it makes sense to take this room seriously when considering your home design. Luxurious baths and spas are a popular choice for new homes. Consider how many people will be using it and make sure it’s functional, especially if there’s children in the home.

  1. Smart Storage Solutions:

Storage solutions that make the most of every corner are important no matter the size of the home. A quality home builder will always take smart storage solutions into account.

  1. Garage space:

It’s important to have a sheltered, safe and secure enclosure to reside your cars, leisure equipment and tools. When building your home, take into account the number of cars, the height of them, and any requirements for storage or workshop areas.

As a custom home builder in Perth, Artique Homes can help you design a home to fit with your life. Call us today on 9240 1142 to see how we can help you.